Saturday, 3 January 2015

The Shape of a Pool Matters More Than You Think

For most people, the shape of a pool is generally considered simply because they need the pool to fit in their backyard. Of course, purchasing a fibreglass pool that fits is important, but many people do not realise that the shape of a pool determines how it is best used. Here are a few examples:

Rectangular Pools

This classic shape provides any backyard with an air of elegance. At the same time, the dimensions of this pool shape allow users to easily do laps, making it a perfect choice for those who wish to use the pool as a way to exercise.

L-shaped Pools

L-shaped pools offer an obvious entry point to your new pool, which can be an attractive focal point for the landscape of your backyard. Its shape still allows for laps and other forms of exercises, but it also provides young swimmers a visual warning of where the deeper section of the pool is.

Kidney and Figure-8 Pools


These pools are often used when there are space restrictions in a back yard. Kidney and Figure-8 pools are more for recreation than exercise due to the indents. Like L-shaped pools, they also provide younger swimmers with a visual warning for deeper sections. The indents next to the pool can be used to add a gathering area for swimmers, an ideal feature for those who plan to host swimming parties.

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